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EB-5 Investor Visa Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations governing the employment-based, fifth preference (EB–5) immigrant investor classification and associated regional centers to reflect statutory changes...

Expert: Trump, Congress Can Save EB-5 Investor Visa Program

JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ, New York Times, Apr. 27, 2017 - "Lawmakers are discussing the EB­5 program this week as they try to reach a deal on the budget and avert a government shutdown. ... The EB-­5 program, created in 1990, allows foreigners and their immediate relatives to apply for...

Expert: Low-Cost Funds Make EB-5 Attractive to Developers

Eric Lipton, Jesse Drucker, New York Times, May 8, 2017 - "It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president’s extended family: renewal of a program offering permanent...

Expert: EB-5 Investor Visa Program Can and Should Be Reformed

NPR, May 10, 2017 - "ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: More now on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr teaches immigration law practice at Cornell University . He's a supporter of the EB-5 visa program, although he says Congress ought to make some changes to it. Professor...

EB-5 Green Card, Ethics and Trump - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, May 22, 2017 - "The EB-5 green card program for foreign investors is very much in the news due to its connection with President Trump! A series of news reports have highlighted the Kushner family’s attempt to raise funds through the EB-5 green card program from Chinese investors...

USCIS Policy Alert: Job Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Adjudication of Form I-526 and Form I-829

USCIS, June 14, 2017, PA-2017-01 Policy Alert SUBJECT: Job Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Adjudication of Form I-526 and Form I-829 Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to provide further guidance regarding the job creation...

Angelo Paparelli - The Known and Unknown Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program at USCIS and the USCIS Ombudsman

Angelo Paparelli, July 23, 2017 - "Memes, apocrypha, obfuscation, head feints, hand-wringing, and supposition: These are the misleading and unreliable stuff of the Interweb. To a great extent, alas, they also infect the EB-5 ecospace. This article will avoid conjecture and look at the few hard facts...

AAO Overturns Termination of EB-5 Regional Center: Matter of P.A.S., LLC, ID# 513109 (AAO Dec. 21, 2017)

Matter of P.A.S., LLC, ID# 513109 (AAO Dec. 21, 2017) - "We find that the positive indicia here outweigh the negative and, thus, conclude that the Applicant continues to promote economic growth and warrants preservation of its regional center designation. The derogatory factors here are substantial...

Major EB-5 Victory for Ira Kurzban - Chang v. USCIS (Feb. 7, 2018)

Chang v. USCIS, Feb. 7, 2018 - "Federal law provides a path to the United States for foreign citizens who finance American businesses. To become eligible for a visa, however, an investor must actually invest. That is, she must place her money at risk of loss in hopes of potential gain. The question...

Expert: Clean Extension of EB-5 Expected in Spending Bill

China Daily, Mar. 21, 2018 - "When Congress considers another stop-gap bill to fund the government, it almost always includes an extension for the EB-5 immigrant investment program. And that scenario is likely to occur again later this week, according to a leading immigration law attorney. "It's...

USCIS Updates EB-5 Investor Visa Policy Guidance (May 2, 2018)

USCIS, May 2, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in Volume 6, Part G of the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the documentation of conditional permanent resident (CPR) status for employment-based fifth preference (EB-5) immigrants."